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First Qatar World Cup Stadium Is Open For Business

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The Khalifa International Stadium, the first of Qatar’s World Cup stadiums has been completed and is ready for its first match.

The first of eight venues that are being built for the 2022 World Cup has been completed and will open for its first match this weekend, the Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy announced.

Originally over four decades old, the Khalifa International Stadium in Al Waab has been subject to a huge renovation project over the past three years.

When it was first built it had the capacity to seat 20,000 people, but was renovated in 2005 to increase its capacity to 40,000 seats for the 2006 Asian Games.

It will host its first game after the World Cup renovation project, which gave it a new look, both outside and inside, this weekend. The Supreme committee has announced that it will be the venue for the Emir Cup final on Friday, May 19.

Qatari champs Al Rayyan and Al Sadd will face-off on Friday in a decisive game, with the winner crowned the champion of the Emir Cup.

Tickets can be bought at Villaggio and City Center, and are priced at QR 30 per person. The opening ceremony will start at 6:30 pm, and kickoff is at 7 pm.

The venue will also be hosting the 2019 IAAF World Athletics Championships.

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